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Archive for September, 2011
by Alex Cabal • 16 comments
Congratulations to the winners, and get ready to win some cash in our next fun writing contest!
Announcing the winners of the Humanity in Poetry contest! Thanks from the judges to all 46 contestants for participating! Judging for the Humanity in Poetry competition had a slightly differen...
by Dan Tricarico • 17 comments
This is the second in a two-part interview with Eric Olsen, co-author of We Wanted to Be Writers.
WIN A FREE BOOK!! DETAILS BELOW!! Today, Eric Olsen tells us more about his tenure in the renowned Iowa Writers' Workshop and the book he co-authored with Glenn Schaeffer, We Wanted to Be Writers:...
by Laura Preble • 4 comments
Creativity is not a dirty word. Spread it around!
Education tends to favor repetition. Look at SAT tests, exit exams, state testing, No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top…all of them depend on memorization and rote repetition as measures of whether...
by Justin C. Key • 9 comments
Can't bring yourself to post your writing on the Internet because you might 'waste it?' Come on in. Let's talk about it....
As stated in a previous post, this year I've focused more on short stories than anything, and I've cranked out quite a few, some of them even good, if I may say so myself. I would very much benefit fr...
by Nina Munteanu • 15 comments
Heroes may be willing or unwilling. Some can be downright unheroic to begin with. Anti-heroes are notably flawed characters who must grow significantly to achieve the status of true hero.
To write a truly compelling story is to resonate with the universal truths of metaphor within the consciousness of humanity. According to scholar and mythologist Joseph Campbell this involves an open...
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